Name: Dolravna, Emerald Dragon
Age: Wyrm, 1,000+
Description: Dolravna is a magnificent looking dragon that moves with elegance and a refined air about her. She chooses her words carefully to find the right ones to ensure her refined mystique. Her heavy hooded eyes make her seem either disinterested or contemplative of what she will say next.
Personality: Dolravna likes to consider herself an oracle, a diviner, and a sage. Her curiosity is intense, but paranoia has kept her from venturing amongst other races to learn. Her appetite for knowledge on the former Suel Imperium is veracious, though, and drives her to make secret deals with shady merchants for ancient tomes and manuscripts.
Dolravna is soft-spoken and painfully polite and welcomes those that have braved the trek to her lair. Unfortunately for those who make that journey, her paranoia is such that most visitors are slain by her and her children. Those who are not slain are the ones that bring her gifts of knowledge or share her thirst for historical knowledge.
An overprotective mother, Dolravna, keeps her young close to her and encourages them to stay with her far longer than is normal for her species. Because of this, she will have 2 to 3 younger dragons ranging in age from hatchlings to adults living with her at all times.
Dolravna considers herself a scholar first and foremost. Spending hours on end reading books and staring into the scrying pool of her lair to see the locations of the reports and stories she reads. She instills respect for learning and Accademia into all of her children.
Location: Dolravna is originally from the Ladhur Range along the bay of Bhunat. She lived here with her father until she was a mature adult before finally leaving and heading out to establish her own lair. Over the following centuries, Dolravna lived in the Hellfurnaces and Crystalmist mountains before settling down permanently in the Sulhaut Mountains. Dolravna's lair itself is located in the Chepnoi Highlands.
Lair: Dolravna's lair is located near a cavern that once had significant value to the Suel peoples. Within this cave is a pool of crystal-clear water and a ceiling encrusted with similarly clear crystals. When the sun is at its zenith, light filters through the crystals, bathing it in light and turning the pool into a scrying pool. The pool allows those who gaze into its depths to see faraway lands and people. A similar phenomenon happens when either of the moons Luna or Celene are full and directly overhead. The images seen during the daylight have no sound accompanying them, but the images that occur during the full moons do.
To summon the images, a person merely needs to stare into the pool and visualize what it is they wish to see. Only those with a strong and disciplined mind can bring the images they desire to the surface, while most others will simply witness an ever-changing slideshow of images from around Oerth.
When Dolravna found clues that led her to the scrying pool, the entrance was sealed by a massive rockslide triggered by someone eons ago. The mentions of the scrying pool that Dolravna had found in ancient texts said that it had been used by Suel wizards to spy on others. Other texts mention that the scrying pool actually has a connection to the nine hells and was used by devils to help bring about the fall of the Suel and their Wizards of Power. Dolravna is not sure if this is true but has yet to notice anything devilish about it. However, all the texts agree that the Suel Wizards of Power sealed the cavern just before the twin cataclysms.
Dolravna and her children do not live within the scrying pool's actual cave. Instead, they inhabit a network of other caverns that honeycomb the area.
Relations: Dolravna has little contact with anyone besides her children as she trusts few. Her studies have reinforced her paranoia as she learns that no one is safe throughout history and that strife is constant. Regardless if you are a god or a mortal, treachery and discord are only a step away if you are not careful.
Despite Dolravna’s rampant paranoia, the dragon has a network of merchants that live in many surrounding lands. These merchants gather tomes of ancient histories and funnel them to her a few times a year. These merchants are gifted wonderous items and treasure that the dragon finds on her trips into the sea of dust and its surrounding mountains.
Despite her best efforts to keep her home a secret, every few years, a visitor that has found out about the scrying pool shows up on her doorstep. She is cordial to them and even offers to show them the pool while her children prepare to kill them at her command. While Dolravna visits and chats with them, she is also determining if they are worth sparing. Only those she deems as intellectuals or scholarly are spared.
History: Dolravna is obsessed with the history of the Suel Imperium, and to a lesser extent, the Bakluni. This obsession began while she was young and lived with her father in the Ladhur Range. There among her father's horde was a collection of old tomes from Changol that spoke of the region’s local history and the ancient Suel Imperium.
As she grew older, she began her own research and visited the Sea of Dust, searching for Suel ruins. To this day, She goes on extended visits to the area on expeditions. Dolravna has always lived somewhere in the mountains that ring the Sea of Dust because of this.
Despite Dolravna’s obsession with the Suel, she is not a powerful sorcerer. She only has at her disposal the natural abilities and magics of her species. Her obsession is not connected to gaining the knowledge of the Wizards of Power but is simply captivated by the stories of people that were once great.
Adventure Hooks: Characters can learn about the scrying pool from old tomes and writings about the Suel, or they could be hired by someone who knows about it. It is said that there is nothing that can remain hidden on Oerth from the scrying pool, a tool that many would like to use.
It is also possible for the characters to be hired by one of the various merchants Dolravna has working for her. The journey to her lair is dangerous, and these merchants are always in need of strong guards.
It is also possible that Dolravna herself is a patron to the characters and sends them on missions to find new books and artifacts for her.
It is important to remember that Dolravna is paranoid and will only trust those who have proven themselves to her or are related to those she has done business within the past. Even this trust only goes so far, and she is ever cautious. The only creatures that Dolravna trust completely are her own children.
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